Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1)
by Lizzy Charles

It Had to Be You (Brokemore Academy, #1)

by Lizzy Charles

Publication Date:  May 15, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled Teen Crush


James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter?

Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.

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It Had to Be You was a quick and adorable read that constantly put a smile on my face. This was a charming book that combines a sweet romance with tons of humor. 

The main characters in this book, Edel and James, were precious and unique. I loved reading from their POVs because I felt like the author did a great job at creating distinctive voices and personalities for them. I loved the development Edel and James went through, however, I did think Edel's development near the end of the book was a tad too quick. That being said, I still ended the book loving both Edel and James. 

The romance between Edel and James was simply adorable. I was shipping them so freaking hard as soon as they had their meet-cute. They were so supportive of each other and understanding. Their personalities suited each other perfectly, and I thought the author did a great job at developing their romance at a believable pace. THEY ARE SO CUTE, AND I CAN'T GET OVER IT!!!! The only issue I had with their romance was that their miscommunication and misunderstanding frustrated me at times! However, it kept the drama going, so I understood why the author wrote that into the book. 

I thought the first half of the book was a lot of fun, even though it was a bit fast paced, but the second half of the book wasn't as enjoyable for me. There was some drama that I wish would have been handled differently. The story took a turn I was not expecting, and I didn't really like it as much after that. However, by the end of the book, I still really enjoyed it! I ended this book with a smile on my face. Overall, the plot of this book was extremely entertaining, sweet, and endearing. 

If you are looking for a fun YA contemporary book with humor, heart-warming moments, and plenty of swoons, then I definitely would recommend this book! I guarantee It Had to Be You will make you feel all the feels! 

3.5 / 5 Fangs

* Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. * 

Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance. She’s a tea fanatic, guacamole expert, and sushi lover. When she’s fixing lunches, dressing kids, or wiping pizza sauce off sticky hands, she escapes to La La Land and imagines all sorts of little love stories. Lizzy loves her daily dose of fitness and is also a RN so she can triage any symptom you send her way. Her best friend from high school is also her husband. Oh and she has a little pup named Professor Lupin who is pretty much the glue to the whole writing operation.

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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review and feature IT HAD TO BE YOU! By the way, love your blog! Will be following!

    1. You are so welcome!!!! This book put me in such a good mood! I was so happy to get the chance to read it and share it with the world! :D Thank you so much for reading my post and following!!! I can't wait to read more books by you in the future!!!! <3

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